‘The Beast From The East 2’ Will Be Here This Weekend

Some things just don't need a sequel. The Stone Roses' Second Coming, Blues Brothers 2000, World War Two, these are all things we could have probably done without.

Only joking, of course - Second Coming had a few good tunes on it. What I'm getting at is that after the weather turned us into whimpering children with a few inches of snow the other week; we could probably do without another instalment of it.

But that's exactly what it looks like we'll be getting. More cold air looks like it could be about to sweep across the country from Siberia and Scandinavia and 'The Beast from the East 2' looks to be on the cards.

The Met Office is expected to issue several warnings for flooding, heavy rain, and snow as the week wears on.

Credit: Met Office
Credit: Met Office

It should start to change by Thursday and the worst of it is scheduled to arrive right when it always does - the weekend.

The Met office forecast said: "Bands of rain spread northeast Thursday, with the gales transferring northeast.

"More showery in the southwest on Friday. Becoming colder for many Saturday, a risk of snow in northern and central areas."

Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin thinks that temperatures will be plummeting by the end of the week in anticipation of the snow, sleet, and generally awful weather that is coming.

He said: "It is a bit of a mixed picture throughout this week, there will be further spells of rain, often it will be quite blustery but generally those winds will bring mild air until possibly we get to the end of the week."

Matt Taylor, from BBC Weather is equally pessimistic. He said: "Yes, I hate to say it; we could see the return of snow too, this weekend. Winter isn't quite done with us yet."

There are already some heavy rain warnings in place. There is a yellow warning for tomorrow that says: "Strong south east winds will bring a period of persistent, occasionally heavy rain Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning.

"Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible while some flooding of roads may result in longer journey times and disruption to bus and rail services.

"The southeast winds may also prove an additional hazard with delays for high sided vehicles on exposed routes and delays to air and ferry transport."


There you go - we're not out of the woods yet. Stay safe out there, or even better, stay inside.

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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